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Police Officer Richard Lendell | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Richard Lendell

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, January 14, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 4578

Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Richard Lendell suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to an officer needs assistance call. As a result of the heart attack, Officer Lendell's patrol car crashed into a parked cars at 72nd Street and Ogontz Avenue.

Responding officers were prevented from entering the vehicle by Officer Lendell's canine partner, King, who was protecting Officer Lendell. Another canine officer was able to get King out of the vehicle which allowed officers to get to Officer Lendell. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Lendell had served with the agency for 14 years.

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You pulled off some magic, the honor guard will be there for Uncle Joe, I thought it would not happen, he fought the system for I fight it for h

Michael Hopkins
nephew PPD Richard Lendell eow 1/14/83
May 13, 2013

 

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